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Employees tout USPS efforts in news media

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Javier Vigil, an Englewood, CO, letter carrier, is interviewed by a news crew from KDVR, the Denver Fox station, this week.

Postal Service employees are stepping into the spotlight this holiday season, appearing in the news media to discuss the organization’s efforts to deliver customers’ mail and packages.

“This is what we look forward to every year,” Greensboro, NC, Sr. Plant Manager Jason Dechambeau told WFMY, the local CBS station. “It is different, and even though it is challenging … it is exciting for us.”

News outlets are also giving a behind-the-scenes look at USPS processing and distribution centers, where employees like Boise, ID, Sr. Plant Manager Teren Hicks and Reno, NV, Sr. Plant Manager Jason McMahill are discussing holiday volumes and mailing deadlines.

Meanwhile, USA Today published several photos of busy employees at the Royal Palm Processing and Distribution Center in Opa-locka, FL.

Other coverage has highlighted Informed Delivery, a free feature that provides consumers with digital previews of incoming mail, and Operation Santa, a program that allows volunteers to grant holiday wishes for people in need.

Additionally, employees have offered instructions on using self-service kiosks in Grand Island, NY, and shared tips for protecting packages in Nashville, TN.

A common theme of all the coverage: Postal workers’ enthusiasm for peak season.

“We got some of the best employees around,” San Antonio Sr. Plant Manager Dennis Stasa told KSAT, the local ABC station. “They want to do a great job for you because this is our time of year.”

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